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Hoyer regrets calling tea partiers 'un-American'
Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2010 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 04/22/2010 8:24:36 AM PDT by george76

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a mistake when they called "tea party" participants "un-American" last year.

"That was not a good phrase, not a good use of language, it was not correct," Mr. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said, adding that he did not see anything wrong with vigorous debating of philosophies.

Mr. Hoyer and Mrs. Pelosi wrote an op-ed article...

"Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American," the two wrote. The charge became a rallying cry for tea partiers.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 111th; fush; hoyer; regrets; stenyhhoyer; teapartiers; teaparty; teapartyexpress; teapartyrebellion; unamerican

1 posted on 04/22/2010 8:24:36 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

And yet, just a short time ago, all the libturds were dumping on the American people ... I wonder what formed the change of heart .... LOL.


2 posted on 04/22/2010 8:26:24 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Tarpon

Have no fear they’ll be back to calling us threatening traitors in no time.


3 posted on 04/22/2010 8:27:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: george76

Sounds like a politician who know that the jig (and his gig) are up!

Get the F out!


4 posted on 04/22/2010 8:28:13 AM PDT by mattdono (A REAL soldier of the People encourages men to be self-reliant & independent, not rely on government)
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To: george76
"Hoyer regrets calling tea partiers 'un-American'"

We Can See November From Our Houses!!!


5 posted on 04/22/2010 8:28:29 AM PDT by avacado
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To: george76

We’ll settle our differences at the Ballot Box, Stenny.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 8:28:34 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: george76

TOO LATE FOR DAMAGE CONTROL.

WE REMEMBER AND WE VOTE.


7 posted on 04/22/2010 8:28:44 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: george76
“But he also said there are some tea party activists that go beyond the acceptable level of debate, and he gave as one example rallies where speakers accuse Democrats of being communists.”

He is corrected they are Socialist and quite possibly Fascist, but they aren't Communists.
8 posted on 04/22/2010 8:28:51 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: george76

“Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American,”

“We agree.”
Karl Rove
Ann Coulter
Sarah Palin


9 posted on 04/22/2010 8:28:59 AM PDT by tumblindice (Torches and pitchforks: come as you are.)
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To: george76

“But he also said there are some tea party activists that go beyond the acceptable level of debate, and he gave as one example rallies where speakers accuse Democrats of being communists.”

If the shoe FITS!


10 posted on 04/22/2010 8:29:07 AM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Hand out pocket Constitutions to everyone you can")
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To: george76
there are some tea party activists that go beyond the acceptable level of debate, and he gave as one example rallies where speakers accuse Democrats of being communists.

And that's wrong how, Steny?

11 posted on 04/22/2010 8:29:49 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: george76

The old “I regret if anyone was offended” blah blah blah.


12 posted on 04/22/2010 8:30:28 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Kartographer

Yet. Socialism is just the speed bumb...


13 posted on 04/22/2010 8:30:36 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: george76
"Hoyer regrets calling tea partiers 'un-American' "

Don't forget, back on April 13th, he also called them "racists"...

baiters coalition

14 posted on 04/22/2010 8:31:07 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: mattdono

If Maryland can get rid of Steny they will do the country a great service. But I doubt they can.


15 posted on 04/22/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: george76
Hoyer regrets calling tea partiers 'un-American'

He is really going to regret it when we un-American tea partiers toss his ilk out of power in November.

16 posted on 04/22/2010 8:31:54 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: george76
"Hoyer regrets calling tea partiers 'un-American'"

The 4th Branch of Government is in session November 2, 2010!!!

We The People!

17 posted on 04/22/2010 8:32:01 AM PDT by avacado
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To: george76

18 posted on 04/22/2010 8:33:27 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: cripplecreek

I suspect you are right ... their charm offensive will do nothing.


19 posted on 04/22/2010 8:33:43 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: george76

See those crawdads backing back, Honey, Baby mine.


20 posted on 04/22/2010 8:34:29 AM PDT by Crawdad (Obamacare will lead to back-alley physicals.)
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To: george76

Bullsh!t. This wasn’t some caught off guard misspeak. His remarks were in an op ed which was thought about and refined to state exactly what he wanted to say. He meant what he said, he is only sorry that it didn’t get the political results he wanted.


21 posted on 04/22/2010 8:36:02 AM PDT by Natural Law
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To: george76

you likely won’t be hanging around Congress next year Stenny...but on the plus side, if they go ahead with their plans to bring The Munsters to Broadway, you’re a shoo-in to land that Herman role


22 posted on 04/22/2010 8:37:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

Too late.


23 posted on 04/22/2010 8:38:02 AM PDT by madison10 ("Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything.")
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To: george76

Well if they are really sorry about it, then they should resign from Congress.

That is the least REPUBs would be expected to do.


24 posted on 04/22/2010 8:38:34 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Freddd
When they wrote it they did not believe it, nor do they believe the Tea parties are racist or violent.

This is just the campaign they ran to pass the healthcare bill. Matthews began it with wondering out loud why the crowds for Palin books signings and the town hall/tea parties were so white. Matthews ALWAYS starts their campaigns, (remember he began the dehumanization of Cheney/Libby meme). Listen to what he says for the very first clue of the commie strategy.

Pelosi/Reid/Obama/Dem party did not believe the crap they were pushing about GWB for eight years either.

This is all propaganda for the masses, for their base and the uninformed in politics, and it works.

They NEVER fight on ideological grounds, only on smears and intimidation.

And the GOP (and us) still do not know how to battle this properly.

25 posted on 04/22/2010 8:45:10 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: george76

Hoyer.. Maryland’s shame!!!!

Charles Lollar for Congress

http://www.lollarforcongress.com/index.php/home


26 posted on 04/22/2010 8:47:37 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: george76
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a mistake when they called "tea party" participants "un-American" last year.

"That was not a good phrase, not a good use of language, it was not correct," Mr. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said, adding that he did not see anything wrong with vigorous debating of philosophies.

Yeah, what he really meant to say was "Enemy Belligerent."

27 posted on 04/22/2010 8:48:48 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: george76
No, but I can tell you who is un-American, the Illegal Immirants are un-American.
28 posted on 04/22/2010 8:50:44 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: george76

He only THINKS he regrets it now. After November, he’ll really regret it. People who have never been even remotely politically active are turning out.


29 posted on 04/22/2010 8:55:11 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: george76; All
On the Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Grand Prairie Texas, I took video camera in hand and interviewed attendees. I did this knowing it would counter the media misrepresentaion of the Tea Partiers.

PLEASE FORWARD these links to anyone who has been lied to by the media and politicians about the Tea Party Movement, which of course is everybody.

“The True Face of the Tea Partiers”

Click Here for Part One

 Click Here for Part Two

30 posted on 04/22/2010 8:59:12 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: george76

stenneeee? Loser big time.


31 posted on 04/22/2010 9:02:00 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: nina0113

I’m sure his “regrets” run as deep as Dirty Harry Reids after comparing our brave troops to Pol Pot etc.


32 posted on 04/22/2010 9:12:21 AM PDT by vwbug
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To: george76

It would be wonderful if Marylanders gave Stenny a pink slip this November. THAT would be a fitting ending to this pig.


33 posted on 04/22/2010 9:23:05 AM PDT by BAW (I will remember in November.)
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To: Tarpon
Regrets Hoyer!!! Grow a brain!! Feel the taxpayers heat come November!

That goes for any member of the Democratic Party... See moron, we, the taxpayers, know you're a Marxist...

You're selling out the USA taxpayers...

34 posted on 04/22/2010 10:25:04 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: george76
Acting like a jack@ss once is a mistake.

In their cases, they've blown by 'pattern' and are firmly anchored in 'lifestyle'.

Apologizing for being a jack@ss is useless and insulting...stop being one!!!

35 posted on 04/22/2010 12:51:58 PM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: george76

A Democrat apologizing? They must be really desperate.


36 posted on 04/22/2010 8:03:08 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: george76

His resignation would be an excellent form of contrition.


37 posted on 04/22/2010 8:40:09 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Just think. Big Brother planning a series of Reichstag Fire setups on the Tea Parties. As we SPEAK.)
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To: george76; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Dumbest. Majority. Leader. Ever.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


38 posted on 04/23/2010 10:05:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light. I hate slow drivers.)
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To: avacado
Hey Stenny, I can see November from my house!

Yep! Best line of the comments section with the article.

39 posted on 04/23/2010 11:45:27 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (I can see November from my house!)
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To: george76

That’s funny, because usually the last think liberals (and I do mean ALL of them) worry about is being “un-American”.


40 posted on 04/24/2010 10:33:46 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tarpon

We’ll Remember in November.


41 posted on 04/24/2010 10:35:26 AM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Kartographer

I disagree.

Just because you don’t know you are, doesn’t mean you are not.

A rose by any other name....and a snake by any other name....


42 posted on 04/24/2010 10:35:26 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

“thing”, not “think”. Geesh.


43 posted on 04/24/2010 10:51:48 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Natural Law
The article states that he and Pelosi wrote it, but then it has this:
Mr. Hoyer said he made a mistake in reading the op-ed too quickly and approving it.

This makes it sound like someone else wrote it.

44 posted on 04/24/2010 11:34:21 AM PDT by DejaJude
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To: avacado

lol


45 posted on 04/25/2010 12:37:16 PM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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To: avacado

bump to the top


46 posted on 04/25/2010 12:39:34 PM PDT by timestax (The so called news media is the enemy of freedom....timestax)
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To: george76
Hoyer is a jaded sick fool. I believe he was the one who recently said that Congress GAVE US our RIGHTS. (I wish I had the exact quote.)

He sickens me.

47 posted on 04/25/2010 12:48:56 PM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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